Blast near Afghan Foreign Ministry was accident: ISAF

A blast near Afghanistan`s Foreign Ministry was caused by an anti-personnel mine.

Kabul: A blast near Afghanistan`s foreign ministry on Saturday was caused by an anti-personnel mine accidentally discharging in an army vehicle, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (SAF) said.

As per police, an Afghan Army driver was killed.
"Our understanding is that an anti-personnel mine was detonated while it was being carried in an ANA vehicle (Afghan National Army), an ISAF spokesman said.

Police officials earlier said in the immediate aftermath of the blast that they suspected a suicide bomber could have been responsible.

There was no immediate word on casualties, but sirens could be heard heading to and from the scene.

Despite the presence of 150,000 foreign troops, the Taliban insurgency is growing stronger, and government security forces and buildings are frequently targets of suicide bombers.

Bureau Report

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